Hormones of Pregnancy

Hormones of Pregnancy - Hormones of Pregnancy: - first 3-4...

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Hormones of Pregnancy: - first 3-4 months: corpus luteum secretes progesterone & estrogens - third month through end of pregnancy: placenta secretes progesterone & estrogens - chorion secretes human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) into blood, which stimulates hormone release from corpus luteum & prevents menstruation is the primary source o early pregnancy tests detect hCG in the urine (can be detected as early as 14 days after fertilization) false negatives can be due to testing too soon or ectopic pregnancy; false positives can be due to excess protein in blood or urine or a rare form of uterine cancer - relaxin uterine cervix during labor – both actions facilitate delivery - human chorionic somatomammotropin (hCS) secreted by the chorion is thought to
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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